WHY DO WE SAY ‘MERRY’ CHRISTMAS?

WHY DO WE SAY ‘MERRY’ CHRISTMAS?

FINDING OUT WHY WE SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS? Why do we say ‘Merry’ in Merry Christmas? Is it about the gifts, the Christmas Tree or simply caring for each other and connecting authentically. I have no idea why we say Merry in Merry Christmas instead of Happy or Blessed or any adjective other than Merry, so  I googled as one does to find out the answer. It seems we owe this phrase to a few people. A Catholic Bishop in the…

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IS LAUGHTER THE BEST MEDICINE?

IS LAUGHTER THE BEST MEDICINE?

Finding out whether laughter is the best medicine, helped me see the lighter side of life. I read this quote and realized life is not always about being serious; having fun is a very big part of creating a life worth living. Can Life be too serious? I love this quote, it is a picture my mom had framed and although it has no author on it; on googling, as we do, I see the one closest to it is…

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HOW KINDNESS HEALS?

HOW KINDNESS HEALS?

Kindness heals when we start being kind with ourselves, we calm the inner critic and then start caring for others. This in turn causes a ripple effect of encouraging community kindness and who knows how far we can go. What is this self inside us, this silent observer, severe and speechless critic, who can terrorise us and urge us on to a futile activity and in the end, judge us still more severely for the errors into which his own…

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WHAT STEALS MY JOY

WHAT STEALS MY JOY

Joy can be rather elusive if I do not pay attention to what steals it. My thoughts can allow me to let fear and negativity take hold. Being aware, gratitude and faith are some ways I am learning to overcome these pesky joy stealers. Living a joyful life is undoubtedly top of the essential tools for creating a life worth living.  As Adela Rogers St Johns says; “Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness. Happiness is a sort of…

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR IDENTITY IS?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR IDENTITY IS?

Do you know what your identity is? We often get our identity confused with our occupations, passions or interests. Who we are, and what we do however, are two entirely different concepts I discovered. This is my story, hope its helps you as much as it helps me. Knowing your Identity in the new mom syndrome As a newly pregnant mom, I used to have nightmares that I had left my baby outside during the night as I used to…

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4 STEPS TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

4 STEPS TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

4 Steps to a healthy lifestyle evolved over many years of battling with sleep, exercise, stress and nutritional eating; wrestling with the idea that somehow a healthy life style should be the norm, not something we try and aspire to, and then fail at time and again. I try and unpack this, giving alternatives and easy points to achieve this naturally. Outdated ideas When I was growing up, healthy living seemed to have a bad reputation.  I am not sure…

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WHY WE NEED GRATITUDE – and how to grow more.

WHY WE NEED GRATITUDE – and how to grow more.

FINDING GRATITUDE In order to be grateful, and how to grow gratitude is more difficult when one is deprived of essential needs as a child affecting our belief system and sense of acceptance. This blog shows how I altered those misconceptions and started a new thought process. “Deprived thinking turns good things into less or nothing. Grateful thinking turns things into more”. Melody Beattie Do you get upset when people tell you that the solution to your problem is not…

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HOW TO HAVE A HEART FOR FORGIVENESS?

HOW TO HAVE A HEART FOR FORGIVENESS?

Forgiveness is about understanding hurt, which becomes anger when not dealt with, preventing healing. Understanding hurt, dealing with the anger and releasing the person who hurt you helps to become whole once more. My blog will be explaining how to forgive as simply as possible. Do you understand how to forgive and do you struggle with anger?   I certainly have for many years. My life was ruled either by exploding at the slightest event or sinking into the depth of…

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EGO – FRIEND OR FOE

EGO – FRIEND OR FOE

Is your ‘ego’ friend or foe – clarifies how to deal with ego, take responsibility for emotions, practice self-awareness by dealing with childhood wounds which when accomplished ULTIMATELY creating a life worth living. Ego –  ‘friend or foe’, is something  I understand little about.  Actually  ‘ego’ was not on my list of most well known definitions including  Freud explaining the id, the ego, and the superego, which only left me reeling with more questions.  His definition is:- ‘the ego is…

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Overcoming Neediness by Detaching

Overcoming Neediness by Detaching

Overcoming neediness by detaching was a recent awareness I discovered. It came with the understanding that I was a fuser. Neediness was my attachment and detaching was the answer. How was I going to do this though? The Cause – Overcoming neediness by detaching. Solving neediness wa hard due to that fact that I discovered I was a fuser.  Now if you are a bit confused, so was I! It is logical, if you are fused, you need to detach….

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